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Human Resource Manager Job in Nyeri Kenya

Our client has been providing world class soft drinks to consumers in Kenya and East Africa for over 55 years. 

It is one of the pioneers and leading soft drinks brands. 

They are looking forward to recruiting a human resource manager.

Main purpose of the role

To be responsible for establishing and providing professional and effective human resource services as part of the Management Team.

Overall Objectives (scope)

  • Responsible to manage the recruitment process for all national staff.
  • Provide specific advice and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of HR issues including employee relations issues;
  • Design, develop and implement HR policies and procedures for national staff to ensure legal compliance and best practice.
  • Ensure HR information systems, processes and filing procedures are established maintained and developed;
  • Directly manage a small team of staff while advising on the human resource needs of all locations.

Recruitment and Selection
  • To manage the outsourced HR function.
  • To co-ordinate and support all aspects of the recruitment and selection process of national staff.
  • Specific responsibilities include job description development, recruitment planning, advertising and short-listing, selection interviews and tests, job offers, salary calculations and issuing contracts.      
  • To keep updated with relevant new recruitment sources and propose improvements to processes and selection tools to ensure that the recruitment process meets current and future organizational needs.
  • To work closely with the Management Team, HR colleagues in the organization and Head Office to ensure a coordinated approach to recruitment planning & activity, assessing staffing requirements, ensuring effective forward planning and awareness of available staff resources to fill vacancies, and reviewing the most appropriate and cost effective way to recruit to posts .
  • To coach and train all staff involved in recruitment on best practice and equal opportunities.
Management and Organisation
  • Together with the CEO, to provide advice on the management of all staff ensuring a clear understanding and implementation of our client’s Policies, Procedures and the Employment Laws of the country.
  • Regularly update the Management Team on Human Resource statutory requirements, including tax laws.
  • Line manage the Human Resource and administration team; ensure that line managers are clear about their responsibilities in ensuring that our client’s Code of Conduct is adhered to by staff, and support the implementation of appropriate action by line managers in the event of non-compliance.
  • Ensure that line managers conduct performance appraisals and set objectives regularly and on time and that exit interviews take place for all staff.
  • Manage the HR Department budget and ensure expenditures are within budget and in compliance with established financial standards.
Policy and Advice
  • Develop and monitor Human Resources strategies into projects and our client’s overall mission and operational strategy.
  • Establish and maintain robust and effective Human Resource management and administrative systems.
  • Develop and manage the communication, implementation, monitoring and review of all Human Resource policies and procedures for national staff, ensuring they consider local cultural norms, and gender issues, and that all relevant documentation is translated into appropriate languages.
  • Provide advice and guidance to line managers within the organization on all aspects of employment and staff related issues.
  • Conduct regular field trips to project offices to monitor and review Human Resource and administrative procedures and assist project staff, where appropriate.
  • Advise and coach staff at all levels on issues related to performance management, legal compliance, disciplinary procedure, grievance procedure with the goal of building knowledge and capacity among staff to improve employee relations and enhance job performance and productivity.
  • Manage national staff welfare policies including health insurance, group life insurance, personal and accident cover ensuring that they are appropriate and cost effective.
Learning and Development
  • Develop a programme-wide Learning and Development policy, in collaboration with the Management Team and the Learning and Development team in Head Office.
  • Identify the learning and development needs of staff and, where appropriate, provide tailored training and support within budget constraints.
  • Work with line managers to develop and deliver an annual Learning and Development Plan based on identified learning needs, with support and advice where necessary from the Learning and Development Team in Head Office.
  • Liaise with Learning and Development in Head Office to update line managers with information and advise on staff development.
  • Evaluate and assess the impact of learning initiatives and activities.
Person Specification

Qualifications, experience and competences
  • Degree or higher qualifications in Human Resources Management or equivalent by experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of local HR practices and issues
  • Strong experience of working for an FMCG in the capacity of Human Resource Manager
  • Experience of providing an HR service to a multi-site operation
  • Strong experience of providing a broad range of high quality HR policy advice (including disciplinary and grievance) to managers and staff
  • Strong experience of managing an outsourced HR function
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload  and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
To apply for this position send you CV and cover letter to by 15th of January 2013. 

Indicate ‘Human Resource Manager’ on the subject line. 

Do NOT attach certificates. 

Kindly indicate your current and expected remuneration.

Failure to follow rules will lead to instant disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

We thank you for your applications.

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